ASAS is currently seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the Executive Director for the Philly-Camden chapter!
About the Organization
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars (ASAS) provides free, daily afterschool programs to over 70,000 middle school aged youth in over 300 school sites in 19 chapters across the U.S. Our vision is for our All Stars to be safe and healthy, to graduate high school and go on to college, to find a career they love, and to give back to their communities.
About the Chapter
The Philly-Camden chapter currently operates on an annual budget of roughly $1 million that includes a three-year service contract with the School District of Philadelphia and substantial grant commitments from regional funders for the 2022-2023 program year. The Philadelphia – Camden Chapter is also undergoing program site expansion over the next three years. The Executive Director will oversee a team of six full-time staff, and many part-time staff, deployed at 12-13 sites that include a combination of schools and affordable housing communities.
About the Role
Reporting to the Regional Executive Director (RED), the Executive Director’s primary responsibilities will involve working closely with the Advisory Board and local staff as well as the ASAS national program and development teams to set the chapter’s strategic vision; oversee quality afterschool programming throughout Philadelphia-Camden; elevate the profile of the chapter; and develop and execute the ASAS Philadelphia-Camden fundraising plan. The Executive Director will also be responsible for building and maintaining strong partnerships with key stakeholders, including partner schools, board members, staff, government agencies, foundations, and program partners. Specific Responsibilities:
Vision and Strategy
Overall strategic planning and vision for the organization, in collaboration with the Regional Executive Director and Advisory Board
Oversee, develop, continually evaluate, and grow quality afterschool programming at all partner schools and align programming to national ASAS goals
Serve as a representative and spokesperson of ASAS in key local meetings
Work with the RED and Advisory Board to strategize, plan, and solicit major sponsors and donors
Lead the growth of the chapter in Philadelphia and Camden
Provide ongoing overall management and leadership of ASAS Philadelphia-Camden staff, budget, and office
Strive to create a work environment of engagement and belonging among Philadelphia-Camden staff
Maintain internal financial oversight and controls
Cultivate a transparent relationship with the Advisory Board and work collaboratively to carry out the strategies and tactics to meet the chapter’s programmatic and fundraising goals
Conduct regular communication with the Advisory Board regarding programmatic impact, growth and development and marketing
Recruit new advisory board members in partnership with the Advisory Board
Maintain relationships with school sites and partner Community Based Organizations (CBOs)
Conduct appropriate evaluation to ensure feedback from stakeholders and program quality
Development and Marketing
Work with staff to develop and implement a fundraising strategy to support the goals, objectives, and activities of ASAS Philadelphia-Camden
Work with the Regional Executive Director and Advisory Board to strategize, solicit, and steward major sponsors and donors
Raise funds from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government agencies
Lead fundraising events throughout the year to raise ASAS Philadelphia-Camden public profile and raise unrestricted revenue
Prepare and distribute, as appropriate, all needed materials for soliciting sponsors
Work with staff to research and write grant applications or sponsorship proposals
Work with staff to develop and implement social media and online communication strategy
Work with colleagues across the ASAS national network to share information, resources, and leads and collaborate on national fundraising and marketing efforts
Ensure that marketing and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision, and plans
The Executive Director should embody ASAS’s core values: accountable, collaborative, transparent, proactive, and entrepreneurial, and demonstrate a commitment to the mission of helping kids succeed in school and in life.
The ideal candidate will:
Passionately communicate ASAS’s mission, accomplishments, and the benefits of ASAS’s work
Possess a proven track record of raising significant individual giving, grant, and corporate support in the Philadelphia-Camden region
Possess an undergraduate degree (preferred), with at least seven years of progressively responsible youth development and programmatic leadership
Possess a proven track record of experience in managing a nonprofit organization with ability to develop meaningful internal understanding of the organization, successful interpersonal relationships, and culture
Demonstrate experience in preparing and managing an annual budget and financial statements
Demonstrate experience managing and leading a diverse staff
Act as a role model and contribute to the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging initiatives
Show prior success in fundraising, stewardship, and external partnership experience
Demonstrate interpersonal and gravitas skills
Possess experience with federal grants, state and local funds (preferred)
Event planning experience
Show ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people including the Philadelphia-Camden Chapter’s volunteer advisory board, educators, and public officials
The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience of the individual candidate. ASAS offers a competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, 18 days of paid time off, and 15 paid holidays.
Expand HR Consulting has been retained for the search. Please send your resume and letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASAS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran or active military status, alienage or citizenship status, arrest or conviction record, credit history, salary history, caregiver status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital or partnership status, familial status, unemployment status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual violence or any other status protected by applicable law.
ASAS-Philadelphia-Camden operates in partnership with the Camden and Philadelphia Department of Education and other local education charter networks. All ASAS Philadelphia-Camden programs are located within school facilities. As such, all ASAS Philadelphia-Camden employees are required to abide by state and local government requirements to work within and visit these facilities.
As of January 24, 2022, in compliance with Philadelphia and New Jersey state education mandates, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated and preferably, boosted against COVID-19 so that they can fulfill the requirements of the Executive Director role to work within these school sites. Candidates may request exemptions for bona-fide medical disability reasons and/or sincerely held religious beliefs.
After-School All-Stars provides free, comprehensive after-school programs that keep children safe and help them succeed in school and life.
Founded in 1992, After-School All-Stars helps students and supports working families through free, comprehensive after-school programs in cities across the nation.